Public hearing regarding proposed upgrades to La. 117
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 at 12:00:00 AM

What:              Public hearing regarding proposed upgrades to La. 117

                        S.P.N. 700-98-000


When:             6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29         


Where:            Vernon Parish Library

                        1401 Nolan Trace

                        Leesville, LA 71446    


Who:               All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.


Purpose:         The open-house hearing will include a continuous

                        presentation regarding the project.  Representatives

                        from the Department of Transportation and Development

                        (DOTD) and the project team will be present to provide

                        information relative to the general location and design

                        features of the roadway, environmental and other impacts

                        of the project, the relocation assistance program and other

                        matters of interest.  


Detailed information relative to the project is available through copies of the Environmental Assessment (EA). Copies of the EA are available for public review at the following locations:


·        Natchitoches Parish Library

450 Second St.

Natchitoches, LA 71457


·        Vernon Parish Library

1401 Nolan Trace

Leesville, LA 71446


·        DOTD Environmental Section Office

1201 Capitol Access Rd.

Room 504-C

Baton Rouge, LA 70804


·        Federal Highway Administration Office (FHWA)

5304 Flanders Dr.

Suite A

Baton Rouge, LA 70804


The EA is available for review and/or purchase and/or review at the DOTD District 8 office at 3300 McArthur Drive, Alexandria LA 71301.


If, because of a disability, you require special assistance to participate in this Public Hearing  please contact the DOTD Environmental Section, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, or by telephone at (225) 242-4516, at least five working days prior to the hearing.


            Comments may be submitted at the Public Hearing or by U.S. Mail, post-marked by September 8, 2006 to:


·        LA DOTD

Environmental Section

P.O. Box 94245

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245